Nothing says Christmas like a tree adorned with glowing lights. It creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for holiday gatherings, whether enjoying a special meal or opening presents on Christmas Eve. At Balsam Hill, we offer pre-lit trees with various light options to suit your style. Here’s everything you need to know about our Christmas tree lights.
Benefits of a Balsam Hill Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
Aside from making tree assembly quick and easy, here are other things you can expect from our pre-lit Christmas trees:
- Professionally Hand-Strung – Lights are strung by hand to provide optimal coverage and keep wires from showing.
- Easy Plug® Technology – Our patented trunk design has built-in light string connections for tangle-free set-up and storage. Simply plug the tree into an outlet to light it up.
- Optimized Bulb Hue – Exclusive Candlelight® LEDs cast a warm, candle-like glow, unlike the blue tones of most LED lights.
Christmas Tree Light Types
Balsam Hill offers pre-lit trees with incandescent or LED lights in various colors and types. Learn more about them below.
Traditional Christmas lights heat a metal filament to produce light, emitting heat in the process. These are available at lower price points, but they burn out over time and consume more energy than LED lights.
LED Christmas lights use light-emitting diodes that don’t produce much heat. Although these cost more up-front, they emit brighter light and consume less energy. They also stay lit longer, saving you on both electricity and replacement bulbs.
We use premium commercial-grade lights that stay lit even if one bulb burns out or is removed. Our incandescent-lit trees shine bright for over 3,000 hours.
Types of LED Christmas Lights
Opt for a classic look with Candlelight LED, switch it up with color-changing lights, or go for smaller lights that create a big impact. Enjoy energy-efficient, long-lasting lights no matter what style you choose.
Showcase your style with animated lights that create a stunning Christmas tree display.
Manage your Balsam Hill pre-lit Christmas tree with easy-to-use controls ranging from a simple foot pedal to an innovative app.
- Manual – Turn lights on and off with a foot pedal for standard trees or a control box with a timer function for potted trees. On/off foot pedal included for trees with Clear or Multi Lights
Remote Control – Switch between clear lights, multicolor, or both with the touch of a button. Included for all trees with Color + Clear Lights.
- App – Choose from pre-set light shows and customize them to your mood—all through your phone. Available for Twinkly Light Show trees.
If you prefer to string your own lights, see our selection of unlit Christmas tree. Each is designed as a beautiful canvas for your decorating style.
- Simple String® – Our Simple String technology allows you to plug in compatible light strings without running extension cords through your tree. Best of all, it keeps your lights in place, so you won’t have to hang them again next Christmas.
- Light Strands – Brighten up your tree with our specialty light strands. We offer different types of Christmas string lights, from cluster Micro LED lights to color-changing Twinkly light strings. Note that their lengths and light counts vary based on style.
How Many Lights Do I Need for My Christmas Tree?
The number of lights needed for a Christmas tree depends on various factors, including height, shape, preferred density, and bulb type. For example, a 7-foot tree with a full profile will require a higher count of fairy lights or other tiny LEDs than a narrow tree of the same height.
Here are our recommended light counts based on tree height and desired coverage. Feel free to add lights depending on your preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, we answer some of the most common questions about Christmas tree lights.
How Long Do Pre-Lit Christmas Tree Lights Last?
The lifespan of pre-lit Christmas tree lights varies based on the type of lights and usage, but generally, they can last anywhere from 3 to 5 years with proper care and storage.
How Long Do LED Christmas Lights Last?
LED Christmas lights can last up to 25,000 to 50,000 hours, depending on usage and maintenance conditions.
Are LED Christmas Tree Lights Better?
Many people consider LED Christmas tree lights better than traditional incandescent lights because of their energy efficiency, longer lifespan, and reduced fire risk.
We hope this guide helped you learn more about our Christmas tree light types. Click the button below to browse our complete selection of pre-lit trees.